Thomas P. Connors
A Swanton man was killed following an early morning crash on February 19. Thomas P. Connors, 62, died after losing control of his car on Bancroft Street. Lieutenant Shaun Robinson of the Toledo Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol said the crash occurred on Bancroft east of Irwin Road in Sylvania Township at 5:15 a.m. Mr. Connors was traveling west on Bancroft when his vehicle failed to maintain control on the wet pavement and exited the left side of the roadway, where it struck a utility pole and tree, the lieutenant explained. Mr. Connors was pronounced deceased at the scene. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor, and a safety belt was not in use at the time of the crash. The highway patrol was assisted at the scene by the Richfield Township Fire Department, Springfield Township Fire Department and Lucas County Sheriff’s office. The crash remains under investigation.